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Oregon predicts pain, then surplus from Trump tax plan

SALEM — A report released Friday from Oregon’s state economists warned the federal tax overhaul could cost the state more than $200 million in revenue in the short term, amid an overall bright outlook for state businesses and workers. The report by the office of Economic Analysis predicted state tax …

Springfield man charged with making threats to kill President Trump

A Springfield man who in 2014 attacked two women with a garden pick and sledgehammer — and later was found guilty but insane in the case — was charged Friday with threatening to kill President Trump. Thomas Robert Murphy was ordered detained after appearing Friday in U.S. District Court in …

Judge rules against tall tree owners in view lawsuit

Two southwest Eugene homeowners likely will need to trim or remove at least some of their tall trees after a judge’s ruling that they unreasonably block the views of their uphill neighbors. Ruling from the bench after a 2 1/2 day trial late Thursday afternoon, Lane County Circuit Judge Mustafa …

Fatal crash blocks one lane of Highway 126 west of Eugene

A fatal crash Friday on Highway 126 west of Eugene is slowing traffic between the city and the Oregon Coast. “All we have at this point is it is a single vehicle, fatal crash,” Oregon State Police Sgt. Jeff Proulx said Friday afternoon. “No further details are available.” Motorists on …

Lane County finds electric bicycle; now wants to return it to owner

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to return an electric bicycle to its rightful owner. Lane County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Carrie Carver said Friday that the electric bike, recently found by police, was likely stolen. The black Evelo bicycle was found on Feb. 11 during an unrelated case, …

Third security screening line opens at Eugene Airport

A third security screening lane has opened at the Eugene Airport to reduce the time that it takes airline passengers to pass through security when the airport is busy. The lane was installed to screen passengers who belong to the Transportation Security Administration’s expedited Pre Check program, said TSA spokeswoman …

State hemp program expansion proposed

SALEM — A proposal to ease the cultivation of hemp, a less-potent cousin of marijuana, is moving forward in the Oregon Legislature. The bill would expand a hemp research program run by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The bill would classify hemp seed as an agricultural seed, and direct the …

Repeat sex offender get 20 years in prison for rape of underage girl

A sex offender from Eugene will spend the next 20 years in prison for raping a runaway teenager after plying her and a friend with alcohol and marijuana last summer. A judge imposed the sentence after Shawn Lee Scott Resler, 43, pleaded guilty Thursday in Lane County Circuit Court to …

Lane County home sales jump in first month of 2018

Lane County homes sales got off to hot start in 2018. The number of closed and pending sales, and new listings in January all were considerably higher than in the first month of 2017, according to figures compiled by Regional Multiple Listing Service in Portland. “January brought waves of warm …

Oregon man pleads guilty to forced labor, visa fraud

PORTLAND — An Oregon man originally from Thailand pleaded guilty to federal charges of forced labor, visa fraud conspiracy and filing a false income tax return. According to the plea agreement, Paul Jumroon of Depoe Bay fraudulently obtained visas to bring four Thai nationals into the United States to provide …

Eugene to Lane County: Clear roadblocks to land swap by Dec. 1

Eugene’s elected leaders are giving Lane County officials until Dec. 1 to resolve the legal uncertainty surrounding the proposed downtown land swap that would accommodate a new city hall and county courthouse, or they may walk away from the deal. City councilors set the deadline Wednesday as they accepted the …

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